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Facebook Introduces Anonymous Login For Third-Party Apps
Remember all those insecurities you had in mind whenever you were on the verge of accessing a third-party app asking for your Facebook credentials? Now it seems like all those issues are to be put to bed with Facebook now taking care of the same.
According to reports, Facebook has introduced a brand new feature that will let users keep a tab on how much personal information they want to share with third-party mobile apps.
The new Facebook-based feature, arriving as a move meant to quell privacy concerns that the social network is blamed for time and again, will now arrive with a revamped log-in screen.
The newly done Log-in screen will then let users select which personal information stored on the social network, such as an email address, birthday or stuff they have "liked" on Facebook, can be accessed by any particular app.
Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has already announced at Facebook's developer conference in San Francisco on Wednesday that a new version of Facebook's log-in tool, called "log in anonymously" is arriving.
According to him, the new changes would let users control what information they allow third-party apps to see. He also told developers that the tool will make users feel more comfortable whenever logging into apps using Facebook.
"By giving people more power and control, they're going to trust all the apps that we build more, and over time use them more. And that's positive for everyone," Zuckerberg said.
Apart from that, the social network also rolled out a new service that will distribute ads across a network of mobile applications, meaning a new approach to its source of revenue.
The new service, said to have been in the works for some time, will allow mobile-app makers to insert various ads within their software, with Facebook also sharing the advertising money with the developers.